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It’s Your Party and You Can Cry if You Want To

Look, y’all, there are already enough pressures put upon authors. Don’t heap onto that pile needlessly, okay? I didn’t have a “launch party” per se; I had a hometown reading at my favorite local, independent bookseller the week Caged Eyes released. I kept it simple: One of my fellow Deb Ball rock stars helped me…
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Interview with Former Deb Lori Rader-Day + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED

It is such a pleasure to welcome back former Debutante Lori Rader-Day!! In honor of the release of her new book THE DAY I DIED, Lori will be our special guest today, giving us the scoop on her latest novel and much more!   THE DAY I DIED is the story of Anna Winger, a handwriting expert hired…
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Launch week: Karma Brown Takes Deb Ball Interview + a Giveaway!

I’m now a four-day-old published author, and am still in that place where I can’t believe I have a book out in the wild. On the shelf. In readers hands. Wow. The other Debs have tried to tell me what it’s like, the days after publication, but it truly is one of those things you…
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BECAUSE OF YOU–Book (2) Baby due July 2016!

My book deal was for two books, so I started writing the second one last September — shortly after a few proposals went back and forth, and a last-minute switcheroo on story idea. So I’ve been living with this next book for nearly a year, though it only recently got its official title — BECAUSE…
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Lori Nelson Spielman on SWEET FORGIVENESS, Perseverance, & a Giveaway!

One of the most amazing things about joining the wild world of publishing is how much support I’ve received, especially from “been there, done that, have learned some stuff” authors who have kindly shared their time and wisdom. And international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman is at the top of that list — I’m convinced…
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Character Naming (or, How To Justify Hours on the Internet…)

When I was growing up, I fantasized about being named…Nancy. Or Cathy. For real. Those were the names I coveted because I wanted to blend in with the Tiffanys and Susans and Lauras peppered throughout my middle grade life, not stand out as the one and only Karma. And Boy George cursing bringing the world…
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My name is Karma, and I’m an Extroverted Introvert.

We talk a lot about how solitary writing can be. And it is — unless you don’t want it to be, of course. I agree it helps if you’re a writer who likes her own company, because inevitably you will find yourself locked in a room with only your laptop, a cup of old and…
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